News & Campaigns
Community Development Foundation (CDF); a legacy for community development
Posted on 23/03/16As you may recall, in December 2015, CDF trustees made the decision to embark on a managed closure of CDF by the end of March 2016.
Community First Neighbourhood Matched Fund: evaluation
Posted on 05/02/16These documents provide findings from the evaluation of the Community First Neighbourhood Matched Fund programme. The Cabinet Office commissioned Ipsos MORI and NEF Consulting to conduct the evaluation.
Chief Executive’s Update – CDF Closure
Posted on 13/01/16Chief Executive Alison Seabrooke provides an update following on from the recent announcement of CDF's impending closure.
The Community Development Foundation announces that it is to close in 2016
Posted on 18/12/15While the organisation could continue trading until beyond 2018, trustees and the senior team at CDF have decided unanimously that the best way to keep the flag flying for community development is to transfer all assets (reserves, intellectual property and, […]
Design our season’s greetings card!
Posted on 10/11/15It’s almost time to start thinking about the upcoming festive season and here at CDF we’re looking for the perfect electronic greetings card, so we thought we’d ask you!
Wandle Community Grants now available in 9 London boroughs
Posted on 01/10/15Wandle Community Grants have launched today in 9 London boroughs.
CDF publishes its Annual Report 2014/15
Posted on 06/08/15We have published our Annual Report and Accounts for 2014/15, covering a period when we have continued to advise and influence funders, making the case for supporting communities affected by the recession.
Meet the 115 successful areas on the First Steps Programme 2015
Posted on 24/07/15We are pleased to announce that 115 groups from across England have been approved to join the First Steps programme. First Steps is managed by CDF in partnership with Locality and funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
What support do community projects need?
Posted on 25/06/15CDF’s communications team conducted a series of visits between October 2014 and March 2015 to community organisations in all regions of England to find out what support they need and how our Just Act website could help.
Government should honour its paid-volunteering leave pledge
Posted on 09/06/15Our research shows that policies to encourage volunteering would be a big step in the right direction towards increasing community and voluntary activity.
Community groups hold the key to rebuilding trust in politics
Posted on 01/06/15Our latest research shows how community activity can improve people‘s trust in democracy
My Community Support and Network launching on Wednesday 1 April 2015
Posted on 26/03/15There will be a live Q&A on Wednesday 1 April on the Just Act forum, where you can find out more about what's on offer.
Businesses win awards for loving communities
Posted on 06/03/15The first organisations to gain the recently launched Love Your Community quality mark have been announced at the National Corporate Responsibility Awards.
We are recruiting a Team Administrator
Posted on 18/02/15The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on Wednesday 4 March 2015.
CDF to help more community groups take up the Community Rights
Posted on 17/02/15CDF is running the new First Steps programme, facilitating the networking of community groups and activists on Just Act and is part of a consortium to help communities create community economic development plans.
We are recruiting a Network Officer
Posted on 12/02/15This vacancy is now closed. The deadline for receipt of applications was 12 noon on Thursday 26 February 2015.
We are recruiting a Research and Insights Manager
Posted on 30/01/15The deadline for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Thursday 12 February 2015.
Tell us your views on formal politics for your chance to win a £50 voucher
Posted on 09/01/15Your response will contribute to our latest research in which we are looking at the way that those involved in community activity can and do engage with more formal politics.
Share your experiences of running a community project and win £200
Posted on 27/11/14If you want to share your experiences of running or volunteering for a community project, you could be in with a chance of winning £200 in vouchers for your project. By becoming a Just Act Community Champion and fulfilling certain online activities, you will be entered into a monthly prize draw for your community project, or a nominated project of your choice.
Crowdfunding success for small community groups – but match funding is vital
Posted on 10/11/14Our latest research finds that crowdfunding can be a viable option for community groups, particularly when donations are matched with additional funding.
A week to celebrate our funded projects
Posted on 31/10/14As Community First is drawing to a close in March 2015, we’ve decided to spend a full week celebrating the people and groups who are working tirelessly for their communities.
1 million under-the-radar community groups that are providing vital services and support could be under threat
Posted on 29/10/14Our latest research shows the vital contribution small community groups are making nationally to society and how funders can best support them.
Sharing your views on Community Rights
Posted on 15/10/14CDF submitted a response to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee's inquiry into Community Rights.
Reviewing the Community Development National Occupational Standards
Posted on 14/10/14Fill in the questionnaire by Friday 17 October to have your say on the Community Development National Occupational Standards.
New video: Small amounts of funding help turn ideas into reality
Posted on 08/09/14Our new video shows the difference the small grants we administer make to local communities.